Media Release: 1,000 ‘likes’ for hospice, thanks to NSDesign

STAFF at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice were celebrating after the care facility secured its 1,000th ‘like’ on Facebook.

The well-known Glasgow charity enlisted the support of local digital agency, NSDesign, to help it boost its online presence and give it a new platform from which to tell supporters about fundraising events and news about their plans for a new hospice next to Bellahouston Park..

Hillington-based firm, NSDesign, advised the charity on how best to increase its social media fan base by providing a range of practical tips and expert insights on the subject.

Established in 1999, NSDesign provides social media training to a range of organisations, including Eastern Western Motor Group, Glasgow Airport and the Glasgow Rocks basketball team.

In addition to providing ongoing support to the hospice to help boost ‘likes’ on Facebook, NSDesign also donated £1 to the charity for each new Facebook fan it gained over April and May.

Ian Crawford, communications officer at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said:

“We’re very happy to reach this milestone on our Facebook page and we would like to say a big thank you to NSDesign for their ongoing support which has helped this to happen.

“Social media is becoming a key way for us to communicate with our supporters, which was illustrated recently with our Midnight Walk. Through Facebook alone we raised approximately £2,000 from the event and this just shows the huge power of the internet for charitable fundraising.”

Gary Ennis, managing director at NSDesign, said: “The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is a fantastic charity which helps hundreds of people across Glasgow each year who have a life-limiting terminal illness, and supports their families as well.

“Today marks a very significant day for the charity with 1,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook.  We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the team and wish them all the best with using the internet to raise funds for their next event.”


Issued by the BIG Partnership on behalf of NSDesign

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About NSDesign

NSDesign was voted Best Value for Money agency in the UK 2010, 2011 and 2012 as validated by RAR.

The company, based at the award-winning Hillington Park Innovation Centre, has been helping businesses and organisations to maximise their success online since 1999.

Specialising in social media and digital marketing training, NSDesign has delivered its popular ‘Embrace the Space’ masterclass series to over 3,000 businesses to date. The company also provides innovative products and services that allow its clients to do things better on the web, ranging from initial domain name registration and web hosting, to custom web development and ecommerce systems.

The company focuses on accessibility and usability for its clients, providing the tools to empower users with full control over their account, backed by in-house expertise to rely upon when required.

Clients include Eastern Western Motor Group, Dundas & Wilson, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Rocks Basketball team, Business Gateway and Stirling Council.

About the The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, situated on the river Clyde in Glasgow, exists to help our patients with life-limiting and terminal illness achieve the best quality of life possible in whatever time remains for them. This is done by providing clinical, emotional, social and spiritual care and support for patients, their families, children and carers. All care is free of charge with annual running costs for the hospice will reach £4.2 million this year of which £2.8 million must come from fundraising and voluntary donations.

In March 2011, the hospice announced plans to build a new facility in Glasgow, with completion aimed for completion in 2016. In addition to enhancing existing services for adults, it will also encompass a specialist palliative care service for young people aged between 15-25 years-old. A proposal for the new hospice to be location on a site next to Bellahouston Park is currently under consideration by Glasgow City Council.

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